Linda Robinson


I've been writing and creating art since I was a little girl. In the last decade, I have been a primary caregiver. I changed my work focus to independence so I could create from home. I illustrated 37 textbooks, created holistic workshop art, wild food labels, CD cover art, a movie poster, book covers and delightedly drew characters for 9 children’s books. My novel Chantepleuré is available on Smashwords a well as the tiny free book You May Already Be a Winner!, and the new caregiver guide to sanity. Caregiver: Finding Your Self.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
In one moment, I became a live-in caregiver for my father and younger brother. That was 9 years ago. Year by year I learned more about how to take care of myself while caregiving. Lots of advice is available and we all know what that is, but do we follow any of it? Not so much. With Caregiver: Finding Your Self, I hope to help caregivers keep an eye on their well-being first.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My therapist handed me a business card. Two women who owned a store were starting a writing group. I said I'm not writing now. And she said, check it out anyway. I did. I published my first story in a magazine a month later. The writers' group shared the research I conducted to publish my first novel, and we went indie. I cherish freedom, and I illustrate my own books, so it's a good match.
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Where to buy in print


Caregiver: Finding Your Self
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
A book for the family caregiver to rediscover the self who is an everyday hero, written by a live-in carer for other caregivers.
You May Already Be A Winner!
Price: Free! Words: 70. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Vern lives in the tiny town of Win, Michigan. He likes to help people. He can teach us how to help people, too. A true story of every day heroes, dedicated to the real Vern and the real Sister Ann, with love.
Price: Free! Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Three remarkable women - Margo Sawyer, Patricia Worthington (aka Trish the Dish) and Claire Chernikova - who have been friends for four decades face a momentous year in their lives. As the friends transition from warriors to elders, redefining normal for each other and their loved ones, we share the grief, confusion and changes as the women learn from and teach each other.

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